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Original Source: Health problems in elderly patients during the first post-stroke year.

Abstract Background. A wide range of health problems has been reported in elderly post-stroke patients. Aim. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence and timing of health problems identified by patient interviews and scrutiny of primary health care and municipality elderly health care records during the first post-stroke year. Methods. A total of 390 consecutive patients, ≥65 years, discharged alive from hospital after a stroke event, were followed for 1 year post-admission. Information on the ...

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